Calling all Creatives, Decorators and Dreamers! This next class is for you!
The next Creative Class will be held Saturday, November 16th from 10 am-4 pm., in my studio space in downtown Brenham, Texas. I plan to share my journey into the decorating business with tips and advice on how to start and expand your business, work with clients and navigate challenges and pitfalls of balancing home and business.
I AM NOT AN EXPERT on starting a small business or running a small business or even SMALL DECORATING BUSINESS. I am an expert on my experience. And I am willing to share what has worked, and NOT worked, for me on this 12 year journey! This is a general class so I will not be giving technical advice on blogging or SEO or quickbooks! I will not have an answer for every question but I will have resources and tips and tricks to discuss and advice from my perspective. I plan to share my experiences and thoughts on the following topics:
- GETTING STARTED: Education, Training and Business permits
- TO BLOG OR NOT TO BLOG? Starting a website and how to navigate social media
- BUILDING A PORTFOLIO. Using iphone pics or professional?
- HOW TO CHARGE? What to do when friends only have a few questions? Hourly versus flat
- BOOKKEEPING WAR STORIES: Quickbooks, Freshbooks, shoe boxes and more
- CONTRACTS: Necessary?
- PROJECT ORGANIZATION: Web-based versus notebooks etc
- BUYING TO THE TRADE: Extending discounts and getting samples
- AMBITION versus AUTHENTICITY Being published is great but not everything!
I can’t wait to share this space with you! It inspires me every time I step through the door.
We will spend the morning in the Studio then carpool the 2 minute drive to my home for lunch!
So lunch here and then head back to the Studio for more learning and discussion!
The November date will hopefully mean nice weather on the porch, if not we will crowd in my kitchen!
I can’t wait to reset this scene this time with fall pumpkins!
The menu will be a repeat of below along with pie of course!
Tara of Royers Pie Haven will be catering and Nib & Pixel and Bramble and Bee will also be helping with the event. So thankful for these women! A tribe is so important to this journey and we will discuss that as well…The importance of building one another up!
Praying for gorgeous weather so I can wear a scarf and we can enjoy begin outside!
At lunch you will have time to visit with other creatives in the same boat as you…friendly faces that are also toying with the idea of putting their dreams out there finally, many already have and they will be a great resource as well.
I also hope to start a private Facebook group to follow our class so you can continue to share and support one another and hear from me ..more info on that at the class!
Hope to see you Nov 19th~
Holly Mathis Interiors * 220 EAST MAIN * Brenham TEXAS 77833
There are only a few spaces left so go here to register asap so we have time to hand letter your name!!!! The cost of this class is $289
Thank you for Natalie Lacy Lange for these wonderful images from our first class!